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Sampler (England), late 18th century

This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Dorothy Meredith. It is dated late 18th century and we acquired it in 1941. Its medium is silk embroidery, linen foundation and its technique is solid cross-stitch on plain weave. It is a part of the Textiles Department department.

This object was bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe. It is credited Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe.

Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft: 41 x 41.5 cm (16 1/8 x 16 5/16 in.)

It is signed

Dorothy Meredith, aged 11

It is inscribed

Dorothy Meredith, aged 11

Cite this object as

Sampler (England), late 18th century; Embroidered by Dorothy Meredith ; silk embroidery, linen foundation; Warp x Weft: 41 x 41.5 cm (16 1/8 x 16 5/16 in.); Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe; 1941-69-242

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